An Ipswich play park will be closed for the next few months as it becomes the latest in an overhaul of the town's play areas. 

Whitehouse Park play area, off Norwich Road, is receiving an upgrade by Ipswich Borough Council under its multi million pound scheme. 

Children between the age of 0 to 14 will be able to use 75 new nature-themed play features when the park reopens later this year.

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The upgrade will include a new 4.4-metre treetop glider, a reflection area for quiet play, an outdoor fitness zone and much more.

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This work is part of the Ipswich Borough Council's £3.5million plan to improve more than 40 play areas across the area. 

The council has also confirmed they will be incorporating inclusive equipment for children of all abilities into this new area.

The upgrade is expected to be completed this summer, however, an exact date has not yet been confirmed by the council.

Work took place last summer to overhaul Newbury Park's play area. 

This included the installation of a slide, accessible swing and a sky swing with pod seats.

It also added a climbing frame to give children the chance to scramble up a large traversing wall with climbing poles, a net, vertical drag rope, arched pole rail and post-mounted footholds.

A new fitness area was also created for park users.

Holywells Park was turned into an "imagination island" under the £3.5m scheme replacing aging equipment.

The project added play equipment that explores water and wells such as a rope bridge, climbing tower, slide and ability swing. 

Gippeswyk Park's new look took inspiration from nearby transport links such as the River Orwell, the train station and the local road network.

The Castle Hill play area became the first in the town to have an accessible swing when work finished at the park in October 2022.

Its inspiration was Roman themed.